New Ways Of Working And Managing


Agile thinking is transforming IT, enterprises, government, and society. Its impact is far reaching enough to talk of it as a renaissance in thinking, a refresh or step change that comes only once or twice a century. This is not an exaggeration.

This is leading to New Ways Of Working: iterative, incremental, experimenting, exploring complex systems. These are displacing the ideas of big-bang projects; zero risk; certainty and accuracy; plan once execute perfectly; failure is not an option.
Our Latin motto is "Velocitas Per Qualitatem" : velocity through quality, the New Way Of Working. At its heart, the agile way is about being able to adjust and change in a constantly changing world. Faster, more efficient, higher quality work is a by-product of agility, not the goal. The goal is to meet the changing needs of our organisation faster, though iteration, increment, experimentation, and exploration. We help you build this culture, through attention to leadership, happiness, space, empowerment, community, and communications. We like using games.

At least as important, though, is New Ways Of Managing. Too often, management views the transformationadvancement to New Ways as something done to improve the practitioner workforce, not to management. This can't be. For an organisation to change, the management must change. So we combine the two into the phrase New Ways Of Working And Managing, NWOWAM. It is cumbersome but we leave it like that to make a point. This is one of the biggest issues facing organisations moving to agile ways of working. Managers must understand and focus on empowerment, collaboration, agility, and flow. So we make NWOM a special focus for Teal Unicorn. We provide coaching and training to get there. Including in Vietnam, in Vietnamese.

We have developed the Unicorn Management Model to capture our ideas.

For much more information, see our new book, The agile ManagerImage


Our favourite reading on NWOWAM is listed here .